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2005 – An African King from the Ivory Coast has been baptised Greek Orthodox

Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais from the Ivory Coast has been baptised Greek Orthodox by a monk at the Monastery of Koutloumousiou in June 2018.  Photo taken at Kaliagra arsanas by theorthodoxchurch.info. More here. Herman Voogd

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2004 – Semantrons in skites

AnnaKafsokalivia  Protaton AndreouProdromou Bas Kamps

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2003 – Aural icons of Orthodoxy

Aural icons of Orthodoxy, that is what the semantrons of Mount Athos are. Despite the differences between the monasteries and sketes they have several things in common. Among them the semantron, an essential tool to announce to call the monks … Continue reading

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2002 – two consecutive fires in two days near Chilandariou

Another fire broke out yesterday on Mt. Athos near the Serbian Chilandariou Monastery, reports orthochristian.com. This is the second day in a row for such news. Yesterday a fire broke out in the early afternoon on Wednesday (6/6) and was … Continue reading

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2001 – The katholikon of Panteleimonos in one century

1917 French army photographer Millet.1918 French army photographer Fernand Cuville. 19441948 La sainte Montagne1969 Jan Paul ten Bruggencate. A year before, in 1968, a big fire destroyed the entrance section  and the guesthouse and left half of the monastery in … Continue reading

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2000 – Rembrandt on Athos

This year I will visit Athos in September for the 12th time. Xenofontos, Grigoriou and Pavlou are monasteries that I visited before, but I never stayed over.  Unfortunately Xerapotamou declined our request for an overnight in their monastery. This will … Continue reading

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1999 – Risky erosion in the arsanas of Néa Skiti

We had to wait for the boat that would take us to Dafni. We were early so we had time to look around. If you look up from the harbour you see impressive vertical formations. Just above the cliffs you … Continue reading

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